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Occupy Forum: Movie Night: The Secret of Oz 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Movie Night: The Secret of Oz @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 1 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Come join us for this compelling documentary which uses the metaphor of The Wizard of Oz to explain the history of the monetary system, how it has gotten us into our current economic malaise, and how we can get out of it. The movie was created by Bill Still, a documentary film maker that has been exploring monetary issues in movies since 1996. The movie … Continued
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Occupy Bay Area Convergence. 7:00 pm
Occupy Bay Area Convergence. @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 6:45 am
Bay Area Occupy Returns With Labor Day Convergence on Monday…September 2 August 31, 2013—Occupy Action Council, a coalition of Bay Area Occupy groups that are part of the world-wide Occupy Wall Street movement announces their plans for a convergence on Labor Day (September 2nd) 2013. The all-day gathering starts at 10AM at Chelsea Manning Plaza (formerly Bradley Manning Plaza). The location is the re-christened Justin Herman Plaza aka Harry Bridges Plaza, at San Francisco’s Embarcadero and Don Chee Way. Notable events throughout the day will include a press conference at … Continued
FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPRECIATION BBQ IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARIO ROMERO 3:00 pm
FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPRECIATION BBQ IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARIO ROMERO @ Wilson Park
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm
Mario Romero was killed in a hail of bullets by the Vallejo Police a year ago. An article on the police killing of Romero.52461
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GLOBAL UPRISING GUERRILLA MOVIES 3:00 am
GLOBAL UPRISING GUERRILLA MOVIES @ Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Plaza, foot of Market St
Sep 3 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
Join us for an outdoor guerrilla screening short movies of local and global uprisings against the rule of the 1%. Featuring: Films of Bay Area Documentary Film Maker Peter Menchini; a selection of recent short films by the film maker who has most and best documented Bay Area movements of the 99%. Plus creative short films from Quebec, Iceland, Spain, Idle No More, and more! In conjunction with Occupy Labor Day.52462
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The Post Office in Public Life in American History 2:00 am
The Post Office in Public Life in American History @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Sep 4 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Professor David Henkin Department of History, UC Berkeley will present a talk / teach-in: “The Post Office in Public Life in American History”52430
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California Prison Hunger Strikers to Make Announcement Thursday Morning 5:00 pm
California Prison Hunger Strikers to Make Announcement Thursday Morning @ State Building, downtown Oakland
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dan Siegel ‏@DanMSiegel Hunger Strike Supporters – Please, please come out tomorrow 10 am, State Bldg., 1515 Clay St, Oakland for very important announcement. From the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity website: Supporters and advocates of hunger striking prisoners will gather at 10:00 a.m. at the California State building in downtown Oakland on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to deliver an important message from prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison to the public. Thursday will mark the 60th day they have gone without food in protest of the torturous conditions of solitary … Continued
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Rally at for the 5 Demands of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers! 12:00 am
Rally at for the 5 Demands of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 6 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
We are gathering every Thursday at 5:00pm at Oscar Grant Plaza in support of the 5 demands of the prisoner hunger strike. This Thursday, September 5th will be DAY 60 of the hunger strike! We need to continue to grow support for the demands and demand that Gov. Brown and CDCr Sec. Beard negotiate! Please join us, bring signs or banners if you have them. 52480
OUR Walmart in Downtown SF Thursday 12:30 am
OUR Walmart in Downtown SF Thursday @ Powell St. BART
Sep 6 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
Since OUR Walmart workers went it’s longest 2-week extended strike in June, Walmart has illegally fired and disciplined over 80 Walmart strikers. OUR Walmart Members gave Walmart until Labor Day to reinstate all workers. Yesterday we celebrated the victories we have won through organizing and the courage of every person to stand for what we believe in. Labor Day passed without a word from Walmart. As promised, we will be taking to the streets nation-wide. Stand with illegally fired Walmart Strikers and to hold major corporations and CEOs, like Walmart … Continued
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Justice 4 Alan Blueford First Friday Table. 12:00 am
Justice 4 Alan Blueford First Friday Table. @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
Join Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition peeps on First Friday outside the new Justice 4 Alan Blueford HQ near 25th & Telegraph (you can’t miss it).52397
Stop Police Violence: 100% Ceasefire. 1:00 am
Stop Police Violence: 100% Ceasefire. @ OPD Headquarters
Sep 7 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am
The Interfaith Tent for Justice and our allies ask you to join us in downtown Oakland to bear witness as we read the names of those killed and brutalized by police in our communities. We will stand in respectful silence as the names are read.52396
Noise Demo & Solidarity Fast in Solidarity With CA Prison Hunger Strike 4:00 am
Noise Demo & Solidarity Fast in Solidarity With CA Prison Hunger Strike
Sep 7 @ 4:00 am – 5:00 am
Oakland Hunger Strike Solidarity peeps are conducting a 60 hour fast in solidarity with the 60-day (now suspended) CA Prison Hunger Strike. From Thursday noon to Saturday, midnight, in honor and respect for the California Prison Hunger Strikers, who suspended their hunger strike after 60 days, we will publicly fast in front of Governor Brown’s condo, shining a light on his gross disregard for life and blatant profiteering off human suffering. We invite everyone to claim space with us, whether fasting or not. POWER TO THE PEOPLE. They are going … Continued
Tell Congress, NO New War on Syria! 7:00 pm
Tell Congress, NO New War on Syria! @ Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Plaza, foot of Market St
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bay Area March & Rally in Solidarity w/Mass Protest at Capitol in DC Gather at Chelsea Manning Plaza (Embarcadero), SF Time is of the essence. We have been in the streets all over the country. The opposition to a new war is everywhere. This forced the administration to step back from imminent bombings. But the danger also exists for an even larger war against Syria as Obama seeks to make a deal with pro-war senators and congresspersons like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Nancy Pelosi and others. Now is the time … Continued
The Climate Debate: A Socialist Perspective 9:00 pm
The Climate Debate: A Socialist Perspective @ Starry Plough Pub
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Energy corporations and their politicians have hijacked the climate solutions debate, while major environmental organizations legitimize the whole show. They focus on alternative technologies — Green energy (bio-fuels), “clean coal,” ”safe nuclear power,” even wind and solar development — and which portion of their portfolio will receive the latest and greatest public subsidies. We need to promote a program now to (1) raise conservation as the key and immediate demand (2) raise the environmental consequences of the US wars of aggression (3) forget about arguing with the Neanderthals about … Continued
Borderless Bass: A Benefit for the Anti-Repression Committee 9:00 pm
Borderless Bass: A Benefit for the Anti-Repression Committee @ International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Facebook Event and more info. Featuring: DJ Filastine (Barcelona) Elf Tranzporter (Melbourne) Letter D (Guadalajara) Opulence (Oakland) LIVE feat. Joey Casio, Alejandro Archuleta, and Najee Rene Miggy Stardust (Oakland) Banzai (Oakland) vs. 000001 (Grass Valley) 52502
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Occupy Forum: Film: “Battlefield of the Mind.” Q&A, Discussion. 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Film: “Battlefield of the Mind.” Q&A, Discussion. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Sep 10 @ 1:00 am – 4:30 am
Occupy’s Pirate Mike Veterans for Peace, Environmental Activist and Veterans’ Advocate Panel discussion with Q & A and film: “Battlefield of the Mind” An examination of veterans’ homelessness and the struggle of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies collectively building a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. Veterans For Peace inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt: Ellen Brown’s ‘Web of Debt’, SECTION VI 2:00 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt: Ellen Brown’s ‘Web of Debt’, SECTION VI @ Public School Space
Sep 10 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
(Entrance is on 22nd St, just off Broadway. Ring bell (not intercom!) to left) Web of Debt website. 52460
Pretrial Hearing for the ACAD 19 7:00 pm
Pretrial Hearing for the ACAD 19
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pack the Court 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Rally on the Court steps at 12:00 noon. Support anti-colonial, anti-capitalist comrades. Come pack the court on September 10 as pretrial begins for the ACAC 19! The ACAC 19 are comrades who were arrested at an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist demonstration on Columbus day weekend last year. This is the last chance to pressure the DA to drop charges before trial. Pack the court from 9am – 4pm. Rally in front of the courthouse at noon. Bring signs, court allowable attire and solidarity! Even … Continued
FILL THE COURT Tuesday, Sep. 10 to Win Justice for Occupy Cal Protesters! 1:00 pm
FILL THE COURT Tuesday, Sep. 10 to Win Justice for Occupy Cal Protesters! @ Oakland Federal Courthouse
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm: Press Conference 2:00 pm: Fill the Federal Courtroom We urge all supporters of public education, civil rights, and free speech to attend this hearing! The UC Administration and police are trying to get the $15 million dollar lawsuit filed on behalf of Occupy Cal protesters dismissed. They are hoping to convince a federal judge to shield them from being held accountable for ordering police to brutally beat and attack peaceful protesters on Nov. 9, 2011 as part of the Occupy Cal protest. This Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 2 … Continued
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The fight for widespread principal reduction for mortgages is on, in Richmond, California! 1:30 am
The fight for widespread principal reduction for mortgages is on, in Richmond, California! @ Richmond City Hall
Sep 11 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
The fight for widespread principal reduction for mortgages is on, in Richmond, California! @ Richmond City Hall | Richmond | California | United States
Via ACCE Oakland: The fight for widespread principal reduction is on, in Richmond California, and we need your help! The City, together with our community/labor/faith coalition, have a real shot at successfully standing up to Wall Street and launching a new Local Principal Reduction strategy that, once it spreads, could provide significant relief to tens of thousands of struggling homeowners. As you’ve probably heard, Wall Street is throwing its full weight against Richmond in an attempt to stop the city from reducing the mortgage principal of underwater homeowners via the … Continued
OCCUPY THE CIVIC CENTER STEPS TO STOP STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA. 7:00 pm
OCCUPY THE CIVIC CENTER STEPS TO STOP STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA. @ Civic Center, San Francisco
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 4:00 am
OCCUPY THE CIVIC CENTER STEPS TO STOP STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA. There will be painting, chalking, speak-outs over the bullhorn and solidarity. Bring art supplies, signs, cardboard. Come by any time during the day and evening. Occupy is there now, and no one’s leaving any time soon.52534
Film Showing: “Female Faces of War” 6:00 pm
Film Showing: “Female Faces of War” @ East Bay Media Center
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A film in honor and memory of war victims and refugees especially women and children. The film is called ‘Female Faces of War: The Untold Story.’ It is a 49 minute documentary about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suggested Donation $5- $10 will go to nonprofits Middle East Children’s Alliance for Peace and women veteran programs operated by SF’s Sword to Plowshares. East Bay Media Center52476
Special Screening on 9/11: Female Faces of War: the Untold Story. 6:00 pm
Special Screening on 9/11: Female Faces of War: the Untold Story. @ East Bay Media Center
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Powerful 50-minute documentary on the impact of the Iraq War. Post-screening discussion with Executive Producer Moni Law regarding the current crisis in Syria and ongoing effects of the Iraq War.52532
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Beyond Solidarity: Meeting the Standard for Joint Struggle as set by Prison Hunger Strikers 6:30 pm
Beyond Solidarity: Meeting the Standard for Joint Struggle as set by Prison Hunger Strikers @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Palestine to California to Guantanamo. A discussion of how to build our until and the challenges and possibilities for doing so across movements against repression, policing, incarceration and militarization and for self-determination. Join us for a discussion amongst panelists and with audience members. More information and poster.52471
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OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie! 2:00 am
OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie! @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 13 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Please join Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio & Long Memory Productions in support of the Alan Blueford Coalition with an ADVANCED SCREENING of OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie. 52463
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Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers & Obama’s Spy & National Security State 2:00 am
Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers & Obama’s Spy & National Security State @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 14 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
A Socialist Action Forum. Speakers: Walter Riley, Jeff Mackler, Emma Cape, Scott Braley, Vanessa Aldrich, Zahra Billoo. Sponsored by Bay Area Socialist Action. 52540
The First ANTI-WAR Bay Bridge Walk. 7:00 pm
The First ANTI-WAR Bay Bridge Walk. @ Bay Bridge pedestrian/bike path
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the first-ever anti-war Bridge Walk (literally, a historical “first”). Let’s show what we think to the people here and around the world, including the Syrian people: “How to Get To That Stunning New Bay Bridge Bike Path?” KQED gives easy driving/parking, BART, and bicycle info here. PLAN TO ARRIVE at either of the two walk/bike path entry points by 12 Noon (Emeryville or Oakland). Bicyclists can BART to W. Oakland or MacArthur, then bike there. Cars can park in Emeryville or Oakland near these “trailheads.” Together we’ll walk, … Continued
LET HER OUT! MARISSA ALEXANDER NATIONWIDE RALLY ON 9/14/13 11:00 pm
LET HER OUT! MARISSA ALEXANDER NATIONWIDE RALLY ON 9/14/13 @ Hallidie Plaza
Sep 14 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 12:30 am
WORD – Women Organized to Resist and Defend is holding a rally for Marissa Alexander. Marissa Alexander is serving a 20-year sentence for defending herself against her abusive husband by shooting a warning shot into a wall. No one was hurt, and she is currently in prison. Support for Marissa Alexander are banding together to hold rallies all over America on Saturday, September 14th. More info. 52536
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Angela Davis on 50th Commemoration of Birmingham Church bombing. 12:00 am
Angela Davis on 50th Commemoration of Birmingham Church bombing. @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Sep 16 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
Angela Davis, activist, writer, and UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus, and Margaret Burnham, activist, civil rights lawyer and Northeastern University School of Law professor, will speak at a 50th commemoration of the Birmingham bombing. Tickets: $25 per person, available at www.alumni.northeastern.edu/CRRJ52567
Send a Message: Free Oshan Benefit 1:00 am
Send a Message: Free Oshan Benefit @ Public Works
Sep 16 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am
Community Gathering and Public Forum. Oshan Anand was sentenced to more than 12 years on charges of selling psychedelics. End the drug wars, stop the targeting of creative art and music festivals! 6:00 PM: Reception. 7:30 PM: Forum and Panel. 9:00 PM: Music, Dance, DJs. More info.52499
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Daniel Ellsberg: Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data 7:00 pm
Daniel Ellsberg: Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data @ Humanities Bldg., Room HUM 587, San Francisco State University
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
San Francisco State University Constitution Day Panel: “Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data” With panelists: Former military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, known for leaking the Pentagon Papers; ACLU attorney, Matt Cagle; SFSU Professors, Ambassador David Fischer and Sarah Crabtree. 52394
Day of Action for Public Education at UC Berkeley. OWS 2nd Anniversary. 7:00 pm
Day of Action for Public Education at UC Berkeley. OWS 2nd Anniversary. @ Sproul Plaza
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please join the rally for public education and the march to the bargaining session of the UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865), this Tuesday, September 17, beginning at noon. At the rally, speakers will address the meaning of Napolitano’s appointment for workers and students, and will talk about how this appointment shows the priorities of those who manage and govern the University: militarization, repression, and financial accumulation; not quality and accessible education. The rally will be followed by a series of teach-outs on the following topics: – financial speculation and student … Continued
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Solidarity with the Indigenous Struggle in Honduras and COPINH 7:00 pm
Solidarity with the Indigenous Struggle in Honduras and COPINH
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
San Francisco Action: Date: Thurs, September 19th In coordination with trial date for COPINH members on Friday Sep 20th Time: 12pm-2p Location: Honduras Consulate 870 Market St #875, San Francisco, CA 94102 52619
“Capitalism at a Dead End.” Book Review / Class Discussion. 6:00 pm
“Capitalism at a Dead End.” Book Review / Class Discussion. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us in an informal book review/class of Fred Goldstein’s book, “Capitalism at a Dead End”, published in 2012. The review will be led by Dave Welsh. Extra copies of the book will be available to use for the class and/or purchase, if desired. Light refreshments will be served. No prior reading required. Workers World office – just buzz #411 wheelchair accessible Facebook event & RSVP.52603
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Draw the Line. Keystone protest. 11:00 pm
Draw the Line. Keystone protest. @ 14th street bridge by Lake Merritt, across from the Kaiser Convention Center.
Sep 20 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:00 am
Draw the Line for the Next Generations- Join us on Friday, September 20th to draw the line against dirty tar sands energy and for the health and power of the generations to come! Bring pictures of the young people you care about, and let your community know how the Keystone pipeline and tar sands refining our threatening kids (and grown ups) health in the Bay Area and beyond. Elders will be holding a “line” for the young ones, youth will be chalking lines of poetry, and people of all ages … Continued
Discussion and Film showing on Eviction of Albany Bulb 8:00 pm
Discussion and Film showing on Eviction of Albany Bulb @ OutofLine
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come out to the new space, OutofLine in Emeryville for a film showing on the Albany Bulb followed by a discussion on how to resist the eviction and save this wild and rebellious space. FREE! Recently, the Albany City Council has moved to evict the almost 20 year old squatter encampment at the Albany Bulb and develop the area into a regional park. Dogs will be leashed, the art will be destroyed, and the people that live there, made homeless. Come out to discuss and plan! Original announcement with color … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity 12:00 am
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Sep 21 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike. Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature.52574
Drawing the Line on Keystone XL 7:00 am
Drawing the Line on Keystone XL @ All over the Bay Area
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Find the event closest to you or of most interest to you in the Bay Area here: Find an event Over 70 events are already planned in states coast-to-coast, and this is shaping up to be an epic — not to mention beautiful — day of action. There are a bunch of neat actions planned: from a solar-powered barn going up in the pipeline route in Nebraska, to a tug of war between the fossil fuel industry and the climate movement in Boston, to a swimming party in a park … Continued
ATU 1555 Community Unity Celebration 5:00 pm
ATU 1555 Community Unity Celebration @ Rainbow Recreation Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us for food, entertainment and fun while promoting community awareness. Stand Together for a better today and a promising tomorrow.52622
Peace Day 7:00 pm
Peace Day @ United Nations Plaza
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 am
The United Nations International Day of Peace is celebrated around the globe on September 21st. Be a part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Peace Day rally and festival, demand a pardon for Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and other hero and shero whistleblowers, end mass incarceration, solitary torture and other abuses of the prison industrial complex, demand an end to the drone wars and the right to know what is in our food. Thank you Code Pink and many other supporting local groups such as Stop Monsanto and the San … Continued
POSTPONED: Rally/Music/Teach-in at Berkeley Post Office: POSTPONED UNTIL 9/28 ! 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Rally/Music/Teach-in at Berkeley Post Office: POSTPONED UNTIL 9/28 ! @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL 9/28 Berkeley Post Office Defense et al will be holding a rally/concert/teach-in on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office in solidarity with the struggle in the Bronx, NYC to save their own Post Office. The Bronx defenders will be holding their own protest rally that day. Come learn about the latest news in the struggle to save the Berkeley Post Office and prevent the privatization of Post Offices across the country. Enjoy the music and use the public commons as it should be! POSTPONED UNTIL 9/28 52528
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Resisting Empire on Jeju Island 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Resisting Empire on Jeju Island @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Resisting Empire on Jeju Island On a small island on the Southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, for the past 7 years, a small group of villagers have been waging one of the most disciplined, dedicated, creative non-violent movements in the world. Survivors of one of the most horrific genocides of the postwar era, they are struggling to prevent the Island, a UN designated biosphere reserve, from becoming a deep water military base that will uproot the traditional matrifocal culture, destroy a global ecological treasure, and destabilize the entire pacific … Continued
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Occupy Forum – How Do We Build A Better Economic System? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum – How Do We Build A Better Economic System? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Occupy Forum presents… How Do We Build A Better Economic System? with Marco Vangelisti Occupy Forum is excited to bring back lecturer Marco Vangelisti, who gave a riveting talk at the “What is Money???” forum in August. As a follow-up, Marco will be presenting the rest of his curriculum. The current economic crisis is a recurring phenomenon of capitalism – a structurally unstable economic system. We will examine the current economic crisis in its historical context, how we dealt with the last major crisis in the 1930s and how we … Continued
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A Talk by Daniel Ellsberg on “Manning, Snowden, Syria and the U.S. Constitution 6:30 pm
A Talk by Daniel Ellsberg on “Manning, Snowden, Syria and the U.S. Constitution @ Berkeley City College Auditorium, very close to the downtown BART
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Talk by Daniel Ellsberg on “Manning, Snowden, Syria and the U.S. Constitution @ Berkeley City College Auditorium, very  close to the downtown BART | Berkeley | California | United States
Original notice. Publisher of the Pentagon Papers on 1971, Ellsberg’s revelations played an important role in helping end that war. Ellsberg was been a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful US interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. Daniel’s biography: http://www.ellsberg.net/bio  52629
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Protest Lee Family Eviction in San Francisco 3:00 pm
Protest Lee Family Eviction in San Francisco
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 5:00 am
Starting at 8 AM Rally at 11 AM — Vigil at 4 PM Twitter Updates @stopsfevictions Like thousands of other working class San Franciscans, Mr. and Ms. Lee worked for decades in the city. Now elderly and caring for their disabled adult daughter, they are facing eviction by a real estate investor who bought their eight-unit apartment building in the once blue-collar Polk Gulch neighborhood. The investor has admitted that from the start, his business plan was to evict all the tenants and sell off the apartments. He has almost … Continued
Alameda County Public Safety Community Meeting on AB109 Prison Realignment 5:30 pm
Alameda County Public Safety Community Meeting on AB109 Prison Realignment @ Westminster Hill Outreach Center
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Alameda County Departments, and the Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform for a community meeting on Public Safety and AB109 Prison Realignment. Light refreshments provided 52535
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Oral Argument on Class Certification in Ashker v. Brown (Solitary Punishment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment) 8:00 pm
Oral Argument on Class Certification in Ashker v. Brown (Solitary Punishment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment) @ Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 2, 4th floor
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 26 for oral arguments on class certification in Ashker v. Brown, our federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the Pelican Bay State Prison in California. In the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU) and other California SHUs, prisoners are isolated in near-total solitude for between 22 ½ and 24 hours a day, denied telephone calls, contact visits, and vocational, recreational, or educational programs. The court will hear arguments as to whether Ashker v. Brown should be certified as a class action lawsuit. Plaintiffs … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity 5:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike. Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature.52574
Operation Gladio, the War on Terror and the War on Whistleblowers. 7:00 pm
Operation Gladio, the War on Terror and the War on Whistleblowers. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The CIA began Operation Gladio shortly after WWII in order to stop, or repress, the Italian communists from coming to power in Italy… The US continues to use repressive tactics against the population in other countries, most notably in the Middle East… Snowden and Manning are revelating that the US hired and funded terrorists long before 9/11… The War on Terror is used as justification for the US to attack and deny our civil liberties… Oscar Grant Forum Series.52564
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Rally & Concert to Save the Berkeley Post Office featuring Peter Byrne. 7:00 pm
Rally & Concert to Save the Berkeley Post Office featuring Peter Byrne. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Rally & Concert to Save the Berkeley Post Office featuring Peter Byrne. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
Berkeley Post Office Defense et al will be holding a rally/concert/teach-in on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office. Come learn about the latest news in the struggle to save the Berkeley Post Office and prevent the privatization of Post Offices across the country. Enjoy the music and use the public commons as it should be! Special Guest Speaker: Peter Byrne, author of Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap.. National award-winning investigative journalist Peter Byrne reports that the husband of U.S. Senator … Continued
Community Gathering to Defend the Albany Bulb. Stop the Evictions! 5:00 pm
Community Gathering to Defend the Albany Bulb. Stop the Evictions! @ Albany Bulb
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seventy people, many living on the Albany Bulb for years, even decades, are scheduled to be evicted from their homes beginning October 1st. (See this essay for what the Albany Bulb is and more details). The Bulb community is sponsoring a Potluck and Open Mic event, followed by Music from BLACKBIRD RAUM of Santa Cruz. Protect autonomous and free space! Come visit the Bulb and see what we all can do to stop the evictions! 5:00 PM: Potluck begins. 8:00 PM: Music!52630
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Community Discussion on Prison Abolition 2:00 pm
Community Discussion on Prison Abolition @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
THE ABOLITION OF PRISON Can you think of such a thing? (Are you attached to a revenge ethic?) Is it worth our time to think through such an endeavor? (Are we concerned about what happens to those whom we have empowered the state to incarcerate?) You’re invited to join the circle and share your questions, concerns, and insight. We will hear presentations and discuss the issue. Presenters: Steve Martinot, author of an extensive essay, The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment Marie Levin, sister of a man … Continued
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Crimes of Police: A Documentary of Police Brutality. 8:00 pm
Crimes of Police: A Documentary of Police Brutality. @ Student Center Building R, 4th Floor, Huey P. Newton Lounge
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
A film directed by Ansar Muhammad (ZAR THE DIP). Screening followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by the Merritt College Black Student Union. 52597
HEIDI BOGHOSIAN / Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance; in conversation with ROBERT SCHEER 7:30 pm
HEIDI BOGHOSIAN / Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance; in conversation with ROBERT SCHEER @ Hillside Club
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Heidi Boghosian’s Spying on Democracy is the answer to the question, ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone’s watching you?'” — Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU and former FBI agent Until the watershed leak of top-secret documents by Edward Snowden to the Guardian UK and the Washington Post, most Americans did not realize the extent to which our government is actively acquiring personal information from telecommunications companies and other corporations. As made startlingly clear, the National Security Agency (NSA) has collected information on every … Continued